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The General Counsel of TOTE, Inc., oversees all aspects of the organization’s legal affairs and serves as an integral member of the organization’s executive team. The position is based in TOTE’s Jacksonville, Florida headquarters, and is responsible for all aspects of TOTE’s Office of the General Counsel, as well as TOTE’s ethics and compliance program and risk management activities.
Office of the General Counsel
Provide accurate legal guidance to the executive staff on all legal matters that impact or may impact the organization.
Manage litigation and outside counsel.
Attend executive meetings and provide strategic legal advice to management.
Together with TOTE team, set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors.
Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks.
Create associations of trust and respect with key stakeholders.
Work effectively with external parties (including but not limited to customers, vendors, regulators, external counsel).
Attract, develop, direct, motivate and drive performance of team members.
Draft and review, as necessary, contracts for customers, vendors and others.
Achieve goals of the Office of the General Counsel.
Deal with complex and significant matters that cut across legal and related areas.
Keep abreast of legislative changes.
Utilize Legal Tracker for legal matter management and billing.
Work cooperatively with members of the Saltchuk legal department.
Dotted line reporting responsibility to the Saltchuk SVP, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer.
Management of the TOTE Ethics and Compliance Program, including:
Investigation of hotline matters as assigned
Conduct ethics and compliance training activities
Ensure effective compliance with all laws and regulations and any policies administered by the Office of Legal Counsel
General oversight of the Risk Management Program
Establish and review Risk Management Strategies
Experience and Skills
Prior General Counsel experience highly preferred, with at least eight years of prior General Counsel experience strongly preferred.
Experience within the maritime industry and a proven understanding of the regulatory aspects of the maritime industry preferred.
Partner-level private practice experience required, with at least five years of prior partner-level experience required.
Sufficient overall legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, maritime law and employment/labor law) to perform duties above.
Experience with U.S. Coast Guard preferred.
Demonstrated ability to use legal and business knowledge, financial acumen, innovative thinking and sound judgment to solve problems and pursue opportunities for improvement.
High degree of professional ethics and integrity.
Excellent judgement and analytical skills.
First class interpersonal and communication skills.
In-depth understanding of how legal issues impact organizations.
Law degree (J.D.)
License to practice law in Florida preferred (will be necessary to obtain).
MA or BS in Business Administration will be considered an asset.
Must be able to travel
TOTE, Inc. owns and oversees a portfolio of four independently managed companies operating in three service areas: maritime, services and shipholdings.
TOTE Maritime provides twice-weekly and dedicated cargo service routes to Alaska, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, connecting residents in these non-contiguous regions with the supplies they need to support their families, businesses and local economies.
TOTE Services provides full technical management and partial management and crewing services for nearly 100 vessels of various sizes and configurations. In operation since 1975, TOTE Services has a proud history of providing operation and management services for third-party ship owners of both foreign and U.S. flag vessels. Today, TOTE Services employees more than 500 seamen and crews and operates a fleet of more than 30 vessels.
TOTE Shipholdings owns and charters ocean vessels for TOTE Maritime. TOTE Shipholdings recently took delivery of two liquefied natural gas-powered container vessels – the first and largest in the world – which are operated by TOTE Maritime in the U.S. Jones Act Puerto Rico trade.
Here at TOTE, our values of safety, commitment and integrity define who we are and what we stand for. We strive to be the best at what we do. Our focus on eliminating injuries and incidents, caring for each other and the communities we are connected to, and meeting the highest standards of ethical business behavior set the course for our family of companies each and every day.
TOTE, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources, Inc.
Saltchuk is a family-owned, diversified transportation and distribution company headquartered in Seattle. Saltchuk is ranked among the largest privately held businesses in Washington. Saltchuk-owned companies provide air cargo, domestic shipping and logistics, international shipping and logistics, marine services, and petroleum distribution services throughout North America. We believe in – and champion – the inherent value of our companies' individual brands. The corporate home provides leadership and resources to our companies, but not direct management of their operations. Saltchuk is a values-driven organization, committed to safety and taking care of its employees, communities and the environment.
Qualified candidates should apply by sending their resume and cover letter to:
TOTE owns and oversees a portfolio of four independently managed companies organized in three service areas: Maritime, Services and Shipholdings.
TOTE is part of the Saltchuk family of companies. Saltchuk is building the best family of transportation and distribution companies in North America.
Our shared values of safety, commitment and integrity define who we are and what we stand for. We strive to be the best at what we do. Our focus on eliminating injuries and incidents, caring for each other and the communities we are connected to and meeting the highest standards of ethical business behavior set the course for our family of companies each and every day.
Here at TOTE we are ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD.
Safety – At the forefront of every decision and action
Commitment – To our people, customers, communities and environment
Integrity – The foundation for everything we do